Kodak Pro Back 16MP?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by MXP, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. MXP

    MXP Guest

    How are these old backs compared to a modern DSLR (e.g. Nikon D200, Canon 5D
    I have the oppotunity to buy a Hassy ELD 555 with a 16MP kodak back. Don't
    know if I should or
    wait for a D200. I have lot of lenses for both.

    MXP, Mar 22, 2006
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  2. MXP

    Gordon Moat Guest

    Better colour and much better noise suppression. Downside is these are
    intended for usage at their lowest ISO setting. If you want a high ISO
    camera, then stick to a more modern D-SLR. Your lens choices will
    produce better results from the Hasselblad. It needs to be considered
    that using such a combination for hand held shooting would be much more
    awkward and tiring than using any D-SLR. The biggest benefit in the long
    run is that you will be able to get a better digital back in the future,
    when you can afford one.
    Gordon Moat, Mar 22, 2006
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  3. MXP

    MXP Guest

    So new backs are still made for the ELD 555?

    I will use the ELD 555 on a tripod at lowest ISO for 99% of my images.
    The concern I have is that the old Kodak back is outdated and that I could
    produce better results using a Nikon D200.

    MXP, Mar 22, 2006
  4. MXP

    Gordon Moat Guest

    Most of the backs that fit Hasselblad V system cameras should work,
    unless something about the size and shape interferes with the motordrive
    area on the camera body. There are also a few companies making adapters,
    like Kapture Group.

    Any need over ISO 400, then the Nikon D200 would be a better choice.
    Since you are mostly tripod oriented, then camera size, shape and weight
    are not as important. About the only future issue you might run into is
    limited software choices compatible with the DCS back, though I would
    think you should be okay for several more years.
    Gordon Moat, Mar 22, 2006
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